Effective Spoken Communication
For many people, giving a presentation is not easy. Doesn’t matter if you are presenting virtually or in person. Some are comfortable standing in front of a crowd, clicker in hand, attempting to impart a message. However, comfort doesn’t necessarily mean competency. I have seen many first-timers ace a presentation and many seasoned professionals make […]
I am regularly asked for public speaking tips from the people I work with. Often people have built up such a fear of public speaking they are convinced they will never be able to do it. The good news is that anyone can become a good public speaker with the right advice and some hard work. Find out how…
I am regularly asked ‘how to be more assertive at work’. It is not easy for many people, but it is well within everyone’s ability to change their approach and find that confidence with the right approach.
We have developed a number of sessions that will help you overcome your problems with confidence and start making positive moves at work.
Successful leadership and excellent, effective communication go hand in hand. One does not exist without the other. I’m often drafted in to support leaders looking to improve their communications skills as the cracks start to appear, and they realise the business is not going in the direction they want. Once a company has got to […]
I couldn’t be more thrilled to have been involved in Converge again this year! This annual event – now in its 10th year – showcases the best ground-breaking business ideas from Scottish universities. When Covid- 19 struck, the Converge team hit the ground running and found the perfect solution: taking the live event and all […]
Our family, social and working lives have all undergone such dramatic changes in recent weeks. For those of us fortunate enough to still be working, our workplace has changed beyond recognition. Face-to-face meetings, handshakes, and quick catch-ups over a coffee have been replaced by the video conference call. Detached yet connected, video conferencing is uncharted […]
I’m delighted to be working with the Scottish Government’s Digital Directorate again. The CivTech® Programme brings together public sector expertise and private sector creativity to deliver significant benefits to public services. More challenges than ever were presented in this year’s programme as 14 companies from across the UK were selected to work with challenge sponsors to […]
9 workshops, 4.5 days, 54 x 60-second pitches… phew! EIE20 is set to be an amazing event. Over the past couple of weeks, I have worked with up to 60 innovative tech companies from ICT, Life Sciences and Energy Sectors to prepare them for the main event: EIE20 on April 23rd. Each company will take […]
What a privilege it was to work with P7 pupils at Broughton Primary School in December. The young entrepreneurs were working towards presenting their own inventions and ideas at a Dragons’ Den event organised by staff at the school. I worked with the pupils to create and refine their pitches and to present their ideas […]
It’s great to be able to see the films from EIE19 60-second pitches! Every single one nailed the timing and lots of fantastic meetings and conversations were started as a result. Congratulations to every company that took part – I look forward to your continued growth and success. Peter Ferry of Wallet.Services presents his 60 […]
“A champion is not made when they succeed; a champion is made when you look back at the seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks and months they have spent preparing.” Eluid Kipchoge – Kenyan long-distance runner and 2016 Olympic marathon gold medallist. The levels of sporting success enjoyed by elite athletes like Andy Murray, Paula Radcliffe, […]
The McEwan Hall, Edinburgh was last week’s venue for Informatics Ventures’ showcase event EIE19. Since its inception, EIE has provided a platform for 400 tech startups and spinouts who have raised in excess of £650 million in funding – a mind-blowing sum! I worked intensively with all 50 companies whether they were delivering 1-minute spotlight […]